Important Projects

Joel Dean locates humanity outside the network in Powers of 7-8

15 December 2016

Joel Dean is presenting solo exhibition Powers of 7-8-9  at Atlanta’s Species, opening December 17 and running to December 31.

The press release reads as an intimate letter from two of his friends who attempt to ‘edit’ his original text, offering insight into his practice and upcoming show:

“I think part of why you’re struggling with the text (and why Jason and I are too) is that there feels like a renewed urgency for art to help us locate our humanity and our confusion and our anxiety in a moment when no tweet or talking head or think piece can.”

The New York-based artist recently exhibited First Person Problems (2016) at New York’s ISCP and Hard to be a God (2016) at London’s Weekends. He is also co-founder of Oakland’s Important Projects (2009 to 2014).

See the Species website for details.**

Joel Dean, 'Empty Stomach Challenge', (2015). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Princess, New York.

Joel Dean, Empty Stomach Challenge, (2015). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Princess, New York.


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Material Art Fair 2014 in Mexico, Feb 6 – 9

4 February 2014

The first Material Art Fair, dedicated to emerging practices is on in Mexico City, is running February 6 to 9.

Showing work from 40 national and international exhibitors committed to programming and supporting young artists, the event is organised by the city’s Yautepec Gallery co-directors, Daniela Elbahara and Brett W. Schultz and Incontemporary founder Isa Natalia Castilla.

Exhibitors to be excited about include PRETEEN Gallery, Bikini Wax and NO SPACE from Mexico, California’s Important Projects and So Fine Arts, Berlin’s Future Gallery, Brussel’s Komplot and more.

See the Material Art Fair website for details. **

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